Auto/Diesel Mechanic

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Demonstrate an understanding of the construction and function of major diesel vehicle and equipment components.

Perform general service of major diesel vehicle and equipment components.

Diagnose mechanical malfunctions and performance problems.

Evaluate the disposition of worn parts (i.e., “usable as is,” “should be reconditioned or replaced,” etc.).

Operate precision diagnostic tools to repair vehicles and equipment.

Interpret electronic and paper repair manuals.

Demonstrate good public relations with customers, fellow employees, and the employer.

Model best practices in shop operations.

Assess overhead and labor costs in relation to profit and shop cost-saving solutions.

Display professionalism on the job.

Program Description

This certificate was created to offer coursework in both internal combustion engine basics as well as diesel basics, creating a well-rounded entry level mechanic or assistant. It is specifically for Kankakee Area Career Center students to be able to transition to either an Automotive Technology or Diesel Technology program at KCC.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

DESL 1003Diesel Fundamentals

3 Credits

DESL 1013Diesel Brakes

3 Credits

AUTO 1064Internal Combustion Engines

4 Credits

AUTO 1073Ignition & Electrical Systems I

3 Credits

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